2021 BMW M3 And M4 Combine Controversial Looks With AWD And Up To 503 HP

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    2021 BMW M3 And M4 Combine Controversial Looks With AWD And Up To 503 HP

    2021 BMW M3 And M4 Combine Controversial Looks With AWD And Up To 503 HP
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    BY MICHAEL GAUTHIER
    SEPTEMBER 22, 2020











    BMW has long used the “ultimate driving machine” motto, but the messaging has been muddied thanks to front-wheel drive models such as the 2-Series Gran Coupe.

    However, the M3 and M4 have always exemplified that slogan and the company is looking to build on their success with all-new versions which were introduced earlier tonight.

    Starting under the hood, the cars have a twin-turbo 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine that produces 473 hp (352 kW / 479 PS) and 406 lb-ft (550 Nm) of torque. The Competition variants are a tad more powerful as they have 503 hp (375 kW / 510 PS) and 479 lb-ft (650 Nm) of torque.
    Thanks to the added power, the M3 and M4 can accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 4.1 seconds, before hitting a top of 180 mph (290 km/h) when equipped with the M Driver’s Package. The Competition variants are even faster as the dash to 60 mph (96 km/h) is cut to 3.8 seconds, but the top speed remains unchanged.

    Enthusiasts can breathe a sigh of relief as the company announced the standard M3 and M4 will be offered with a six-speed manual and rear-wheel drive. Besides keeping drivers involved, the gearbox weighs 50 lbs (22.7 kg) less than the eight-speed automatic and BMW says this helps to improve front-to-rear weight distribution.

    Due to the extra torque, the Competition variants are automatic-only. To compensate, there’s a rev-matching downshift function and a manual mode that is controlled by steering wheel mounted paddle shifters.
    Of course, the big news is the addition of all-wheel drive. Available exclusively on Competition variants, the M xDrive system is rear-biased and features an Active M rear differential.

    To ensure the cars handle in a traditional BMW M fashion, torque is directed to the rear wheels during normal driving. When extra traction is needed, power is sent to the front wheels for added grip.

    The all-wheel drive system has three different modes including the default 4WD setting. 4WD Sport directs more torque to the rear wheels during dynamic driving and is designed to work “particularly well” on the track. Customers can also select 2WD which switches off the dynamic stability control system and allows fans to enjoy a “pure rear-wheel drive experience without any system intervention.”

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    Re: 2021 BMW M3 And M4 Combine Controversial Looks With AWD And Up To 503 HP

    2021 BMW M3 And M4 Receive Host Of M Performance Parts


    Shortly after the official launch of the 2021 BMW M3 and M4, the German car manufacturer has announced a series of M Performance parts for the two models.

    In total, BMW will offer the new M3 and M4 with almost three dozen different M Performance parts. Kicking things off as one of the most significantly upgrades is a unique exhaust system for both the M3 and M4 that features centrally-mounted tailpipes in the middle of a carbon fiber diffuser. Spy shots recently surfaced of this exhaust layout, prompting speculation it would be used by a hardcore M4 GTS model. Evidently, it is simply an M Performance Parts option. BMW says this exhaust has valve control and that the tailpipes are made from lightweight titanium.


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    Re: 2021 BMW M3 And M4 Combine Controversial Looks With AWD And Up To 503 HP

    Pontiac G6 GXP much?

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    Re: 2021 BMW M3 And M4 Combine Controversial Looks With AWD And Up To 503 HP

    Clearly the Edsel's mistake was having only one nostril instead of two.
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    Re: 2021 BMW M3 And M4 Combine Controversial Looks With AWD And Up To 503 HP

    The front plate kills any chance of getting used to the new look.

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    Re: 2021 BMW M3 And M4 Combine Controversial Looks With AWD And Up To 503 HP

    I like the grill it in the up-close still shot on the video (with the guy squatting near it). But in the photo's, taken from farther away, look like it was beat with the ugly stick. Rest of the car looks ok. The front looks like the BMW designer has been hanging out with the Toyota 86's designer too much - bad influence.

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    Re: 2021 BMW M3 And M4 Combine Controversial Looks With AWD And Up To 503 HP

    So the CT5-V Blackwing should be priced similarly but will have over 100 hp more.

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    It's amazing how are they able to do AWD without dorking out the ride height? You would think that a certain automaker with the best chassis engineers in the world can figure that out as well.
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    Re: 2021 BMW M3 And M4 Combine Controversial Looks With AWD And Up To 503 HP

    Notice that in all the pictures, it is shown with a license plate to break up the hugeness of the grille...

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    Re: 2021 BMW M3 And M4 Combine Controversial Looks With AWD And Up To 503 HP

    That car will eat the baby.
    That said, it does have Genesis vibes to it.

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    Re: 2021 BMW M3 And M4 Combine Controversial Looks With AWD And Up To 503 HP

    Quote Originally Posted by sdotjeezy View Post
    It's amazing how are they able to do AWD without dorking out the ride height? You would think that a certain automaker with the best chassis engineers in the world can figure that out as well.
    Well at least they got one thing right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wallus13 View Post
    Well at least they got one thing right?
    Ha...9.5/10 of this car is fine...it's just the last .5 is really, really bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sdotjeezy View Post
    Ha...9.5/10 of this car is fine...it's just the last .5 is really, really bad.
    Are you Dwayne Wade at the dunk contest?

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    Whoever's first to make an aftermarket fascia for these cars is going to make millions.
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    Re: 2021 BMW M3 And M4 Combine Controversial Looks With AWD And Up To 503 HP

    This interior doesn't look bad though. For some reason it looks like BMW is going with conservative interiors and crazy-ugly exteriors: this thing, new 228i Gran Poop, X6 Gran Poop.
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